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Position Details: Chief Accountant

Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Openings: 1


Our client, Kinazi Cassava plant is an integrated company and a lead in processing and producing quality cassava flour for national and international consumption.



·         Ensure compliance with corporate, finance and accounting policies, business controls, procedures and reporting.

·         Provide sound business decision-making support to other senior members of the organization through the accurate monitoring, reporting and analyzing of financial results and projections

·         Provide timely proactive financial evaluation, information and advice that enable the operations to develop and execute effective plans and take informed decisions

·         Interact with and provide support to operations department’s personnel to ensure seamless resolution of issues


Financial Accounting and Reporting

·         Preparing annual financial accounts, in compliance with local Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

·         Preparing monthly management accounts and reviewing support schedules.

·         Monitoring and analyzing financial reports and records and pro-actively identifying issues and initiating corrective actions where needed.

·         Reconciling company assets and analysis of utilization.

 Monitoring and Controlling

·         Preparation of debtor’s reports.

·         Trucking income Variance analysis and explanations.

·         Preparation of creditor’s reports

Internal Controls

·         Controlling chart of accounts by monitoring access rights in the accounting system.

·         Maintaining adequate systems of internal controls needed to safeguard assets, ensuring accurate financial reporting and compliance with policies and procedures

Treasury Management

·         Ensuring proper planning and management of loans by ensuring that interest and principal are properly recorded /accounted for and paid within the loan agreement.

·         Negotiating exchange rates with various banks.

·         Preparation of supplier payments and reconciliations.

Taxation and Statutory Returns

·         Ensuring accurate calculation, payment and submission of company statutory deductions in a timely manner and as per the relevant legislation.

·         Ensuring withholding tax is properly calculated and remitted on behalf of third parties.

·         Coordinating, preparing and submitting statutory returns and payments.

People and Relationship Management

·         Exercising sound management and leadership skills and principle

·         Ensuring a strong focus on people development and continuously developing potential of staff through training and mentoring.

·         Monitoring the productivity and effectiveness of direct reports.

·         Keeping staff informed and assisting them when required.

·         Developing and maintaining liaison with tax advisors.

·         Providing internal and external auditors with all assistance as required.


Communication Skills;

·         Good written and verbal communication skills

Team work;

·         Good interpersonal skills. A team player with strong attention to detail and follow up.

·         A self-motivated, highly energetic and innovative individual. Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

Technology Skills;

·         Computer literacy including knowledge of QuickBooks and an ERP accounting software is essential.

Planning and Organizing;

·         Strong planning and organizational skills

Other Competencies/Skills;

·         Strong problem-solving skills with a proactive and innovating approach to work.

·         A high level of integrity and reliability.



·         Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree in Accounting or any related field

·         Minimum of 5 to 7 years’ experience of professional experience.

·         A qualified accountant with CPA or ACCA professional qualifications is an added advantage

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

·         Essential;

·         Strong business acumen,

·         Strong analytical and numerical skills.

·         A high level of integrity and reliability

·         Fluency in English, French and Kinyarwanda is essential

·         Desirable

·         Ability to work and deliver under pressure

Application Deadline: 05th July 2018


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